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eBook The Golden Age of Couture: Paris and London 1947 - 1957 download ISBN: 185177520X
Author: Claire Wilcox
Publisher: Victoria & Albert Museum; 1St Edition edition (September 1, 2007)
Language: English
Pages: 224
ePub: 1618 kb
Fb2: 1379 kb
Rating: 4.7
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Category: Art and Photo
Subcategory: Graphic Design

This lavishly illustrated book is a series of essays about haute couture from 1947-1957 the year Dior died. The book was published to complement the Victoria and Albert Museum's extensive holding of couture clothing.

This lavishly illustrated book is a series of essays about haute couture from 1947-1957 the year Dior died. These tell of the fashion houses of the period, of the people who wore the clothes, the fabric, the photography and magazines that displayed them to the general public. Dec 26, 2013 Heila added it. Shelves: history, photo, fashion. Looked at the photos. Interesting - liked it (: The author works at the V&A museum in London.

Claire Wilcox is Senior Curator in the V&A’s Textiles & Fashion department. This book firmly convinced me that this era, 1947-1957, was truly the highest apex fashion has ever reached.

This lavish book focuses on Parisian and British couture between 1947 and 1957, a decade that Christian Dior described as fashion's 'golden age'.

The Colden Age of Couture: Paris and London 1947-57. This lavish book focuses on Parisian and British couture between 1947 and 1957, a decade that Christian Dior described as fashion's 'golden age'.

As Claire Wilcox, senior curator of 20th century and contemporary fashion at the . Couture-level dressmaking calls on textiles and embroideries that often are works of art, and wearing couture has long been considered.

I doubt there is a woman alive who, having seen The Golden Age of Couture: Paris and London 1947-1957, would be able to single out one dress for special attention. Couture-level dressmaking calls on textiles and embroideries that often are works of art, and wearing couture has long been considered the essence of elegance.

The Golden Age of Couture: Paris and London 1947–1957 (2007) Victoria Albert Museum, London, 1998. The Ambassador Magazine: Promoting Post-War British Textiles and Fashion. Victoria Albert Museum, London, 2012

The Golden Age of Couture: Paris and London 1947–1957 (2007). From Club to Catwalk: London Fashion in the 1980s (2013). Selected publications. Victoria Albert Museum, London, 1998. Victoria Albert Museum, London, 2012. V&A Gallery of Fashion. Dior's 'New Look' collection of 1947 shocked and delighted the fashion world, creating a style that symbolised a new femininity

This lavish book focuses on Parisian and British couture between 1947 and 1957, a decade that Christian Dior described as fashion's 'golden age'. Dior's 'New Look' collection of 1947 shocked and delighted the fashion world, creating a style that symbolised a new femininity. The full skirts and hour glass silhouettes were considered highly decadent, synonymous with luxury and extravagance, in marked contrast to the austerity of the war years. Nevertheless, the 'New Look' caught the public imagination and ushered in a period of remarkable creativity

This lavish book focuses on Parisian and British couture between 1947 and 1957, a decade that Christian Dior described as fashion's 'golden age'. The full skirts and hour glass silhouettes were considered highly decadent, synonymous with luxury and extravagance, in marked contrast to the austerity of the war years

This lavish book focuses on Parisian and British couture between 1947 and 1957, a decade that Christian Dior described as fashion's 'golden age'. The full skirts and hour glass silhouettes were considered highly decadent, synonymous with luxury and extravagance, in marked contrast to the austerity of the war years

Balmain in Paris and their London counterparts Norman Hartnell and Hardy .

Balmain in Paris and their London counterparts Norman Hartnell and Hardy Amies. Other successful designers of the time - such as Fath, Griffe, Stiebel, and Michael of. London - will feature in a broad survey of the decade. The Golden Age of Couture: Paris and London 1947-1957 is at the V&A from. Saturday 22 September 2007 – Sunday 6 January 2008. The V&A is holding a conference alongside this exhibition on 15 and 16. November 2007. For further information on the books accompanying the exhibition, please.

In 1947, Christian Dior’s “New Look” was greeted with both shock and delight, making headlines around the world. Accompanying the exhibition opening at the Victoria and Albert Museum in September 2007, this lavish book focuses on Parisian and British couture between 1947 and 1957, the decade Dior hailed as fashion’s “golden age.” The “New Look” symbolized a new femininity. The full skirts and hourglass silhouettes were considered highly decadent, synonymous with luxury and prosperity, in marked contrast to the austerity of the WWII years. Nevertheless, the “New Look” caught the public imagination and ushered in a period of remarkable creativity. The Golden Age of Couture features stunning gowns and exquisite tailoring from Dior as well as from such designers as Balenciaga, Balmain, and Givenchy, along with evocative photographs by the likes of Richard Avedon and Cecil Beaton. This beautifully designed book reveals the skill and craftsmanship of haute couture along with the inner workings of the exclusive design houses, and the inspiration behind some of the most famous styles of all time. EXHIBITION SCHEDULE:Victoria and Albert Museum, London, September 27–January 6, 2008
Comments: (7)
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Haute couture and fashion enthusiasts have had a very bad time try to get hold of this wonderful book, but I have to say it's worth the wait for those of you impatient and desirous of owning your own copy. This 224 page book has color photographs, black and white illustrations and in depth descriptions of what exactly the New Look was, how it was created and how it was developed. Aside from Dior and Balenciaga, Jean Desses, Jacques Fath, and Norman Hartnell (and a section dedicated to London couture) are also discussed and beautiful photographs of their work are displayed.

This is a must have for New Look enthusiasts and fashionistas alike.
Stonewing
If you are even mildly interested in post-war couture you need this book. The photographs are numerous and "absolutely fabulous"! The publisher is the V&A so you can expect a thorough and well done book. Check out the dimensions of this book...I didn't and was pleasantly surprised. I've only looked at it twice in the three days since I received it and have got to go back again and again, there is so much to look at! Since you are reading this review I'm assuming you are interested in the book...do not hesitate, just buy it!! You will not be disappointed.
Yanki
Amazing book with plenty photos and of history. I'm a fifties person for the past 60 years. This book feeds all my creative imagination and execution.
Whiteseeker
This is a beautiful book on the fashion and designers of the greatest decade of couture. A plethora of stunning photographs and sketches coupled with informative and engaging text makes this the perfect fashion book. This book firmly convinced me that this era, 1947-1957, was truly the highest apex fashion has ever reached. I hope it returns soon...
Winotterin
Lovely book which leaves you longing for the days of elegance and style. You wont be sorry you ordered this to add to your collection.

Also for those who sew or design a very good book for ideas to file away for future projects.
Xaluenk
Great photos and well documented dresses with emphasis on quality couture that complimented the women in them.

Well worth the money for a great gift!
MisterQweene
I love design, I love couture and i loved this book. It adds such thought and quality to my already filled book shelves.
great condition....love the book....